The Bob Barker is one of 10 vessels in Sea Shepherd’s flotilla. Ironically, though the ship now protects whales, it was actually built as a Norwegian whaler in the 50s. The ship boasts a huge fuel tank that allows it to conduct operations in the Antarctic where there is no place to refuel. With a crew of about 30-35, everyone on board takes an active part in every mission. The volunteers are also strictly vegan and always use cleaning agents that are sea-safe and not tested on animals.
Catching maritime poachers in Gabon's waters Playlist
The government of Gabon fights for it's fish stocks. It has teamed up with a militant conservation group called the Sea Shepherd, to patrol off Gabon’s waters in search of ships involved in illegal fishing.